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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/25/2006 11:10:45 AM EST
I apologize in advance for the dumb question, but does this MI Side Sling Swivel that I just got in the mail today need to be installed by a gunsmith? I'm just curious before I destroy it trying to bend the backside of it to get it installed. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:22:16 PM EST
Is this the sling adaptor you have?

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:54:48 PM EST
I guess pictures would have been helpful. :)

Here's what she looks like:
Side View
Close up of the spot in question..

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:02:13 PM EST
Gotcha. Drive out one of the roll pins with a punch. You can then remove the block that the pins go into. Slide the assembly around the barrel with one of the flat pieces going under the front sight base. Reinstall the block and tap the roll pin back into place. It's a 5 minute job...tops.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:03:26 PM EST
Thanks a ton. I don't know why I was so worried about messing up a piece of metal. It's my first gun so still a tad timid with the pieces. :)
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:43:05 AM EST
You can do it. Four hands are sometimes a good thing, but you can do it.

Start buying the right tools to do this stuff now. You'll want them later. Eventually the disease will make you build an entire gun from parts.
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